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Issue 111020: Developer console evaluates arrays improperly
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Status:  Duplicate
Merged:  issue 50316
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Closed:  Feb 2012

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Reported by, Jan 22, 2012
Chrome Version       : 16.0.912.75
OS Version: 6.1 (Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2)
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Other browsers tested:
Add OK or FAIL after other browsers where you have tested this issue:
Safari 5:
Firefox 4.x:
IE 7/8/9:

What steps will reproduce the problem?
In console, enter:
var name=["c","e","l","i","a"];
console.log("Your name is "+name[0]+name[1]+name[2]+name[3]+name[4]);

What is the expected result?
Your name is celia

What happens instead?
Your name is c,e,l

Please provide any additional information below. Attach a screenshot if possible.

This was first seen in an exercise on (!/exercises/1)

I'm not sure how their in-page console works, but it has the same result. This may mean that the issue is not isolated to the developer console.

UserAgentString: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/535.7 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/16.0.912.75 Safari/535.7

What If - Getting Started with Programming Codecademy - Google Chrome.png
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Jan 22, 2012
Attached is a screenshot of the same code working as expected in Firefox, both in the Firebug console and on Codeacademy.
What If - Getting Started with Programming Codecademy - Mozilla Firefox_2.png
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Jan 23, 2012
This seems to be tied to the use of "name" as a variable in the global namespace. If I create an object foo and use instead, there's no problem.

What's odd is that I can redefine other properties of window (i.e. scrollTop) and everything works as expected. It seems to be specific to
Jan 23, 2012
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Labels: Feature-DevTools
Feb 6, 2012
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Oct 13, 2012
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Mergedinto: chromium:50316
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Labels: -Area-Undefined -Feature-DevTools Cr-Platform-DevTools
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